Mrs. Beamer's picks:
Five that may not be on most lists...
- Tiny Cooper from "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" - I know, I know...the character is male...but I love him sooooooo much and I believe he would be honored to be included in this list :)
- Lisbeth Salander from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - even though I didn't like the book, she was a great character
- Aminata Diallo from "Someone Knows My Name" - perhaps the most gut-wrentchingly (is that a word?!) real and haunting character I've ever met
- Soo-Ja Choi from "This Burns My Heart"
- Scarlett O'Hara from "Gone with the Wind"
- Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games"
- Tris from "Divergent" series
- Tally Youngblood from "Uglies" series
- Zoey Redbird from "House of Night" series
- Clary Fray from "The Mortal Instruments" series